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Symmastia Repair – New Study

I am seeking a few symmastia patients for a new study on repair. In the past this condition has been repaired with internal sutures. This is still the case many times. However, internal sutures alone can in some cases leave unnatural puckering or simply fail. Using Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) to repair the symmastia has been shown to provide excellent repairs and I have performed several of these with good results. I am seeking patients that have severe symmastia and patients that have failed previous repair. There will be minimal cost to these patients, only a facility charge as the … Continue reading  

Abdominal Striae Treated with Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore DeepFx CO2 Laser

Abdominal Striae Laser Treatment Results 2 Month Follow up: Total of 6 Patients treated with the Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore Fractionated Laser DeepFx Average rating by patients on a 1-10 scale = 7.5 Range of ratings 7 – 8 All patients stated there was definite improvement. 2 complained of itchiness and discoloration. One called back to say the discoloration had faded significantly. One said the stretch marks had gotten much darker and she had darker skin to start with – we will adjust for darker skinned patients and treat them with lightening cream We anticipated a 70% improvement after 2-4 treatments. … Continue reading  

Breast Surgery

Breast Surgery – Alloderm and Belladerm Over the past several years Acellular Dermal Matrix(ADM) has become a buzz phrase in plastic surgery. In fact several areas of surgery such as General Surgery, Urology and others have started using these products. What they are is dermis that has been stripped of cellular structure. What is left is the collagen structure of the deeper layers of the skin without the ability to grow new skin. It turns out this offers very nice benefits. It is incorporated into the host body very quickly. By that I mean when we as surgeons put this … Continue reading  

Melanoma

Melanoma Facts – Medical Spas & Tanning Beds Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide. * The American Cancer Society estimates that the risk of developing invasive melanoma in the United States is 1 in 41 and 1 in 61 for men and women, respectfully. * The incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group, soaring by 50 percent in young women since 1980. * Melanoma primarily affects individuals in the prime years of life and is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years … Continue reading  

Lumenis Deep FX Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks

Lumenis DeepFX laser for Abdominal Stretch Marks. We completed our first 10 patients yesterday. The session went really well. They can expect some redness and crusting for 2-3 days and must use sunscreen over the area for 3 months. The good news is that no one needed any numbing medicine as it is fairly pain free. The average treatment took about 30 minutes and then you are ready to go out and conquer the world! LOL. Treatment over the hip bones can be tender however. You can expect about 70% improvement with the laser treatments after 2-4 treatments. Each session … Continue reading  

Breast Implant Longevity

Breast Implants Last 10 Years? Let me say this clearly, breast implant last forever, you don’t! So what exactly do I mean. Women come to me for breast augmentation and frequently ask how often will they have to change out their implant. This is such a common misconception that I thought a blog about it was in order. While I am not really saying they will last forever, I do truly believe for all practical purposes they will. Said another way, I have been in practice for nearly twenty years and have yet to see any implants that I put … Continue reading  

Office Based Full Abdominoplasty Can Be Safe

ABSTRACT Background: As demand for outpatient procedures has increased, abdominoplasties are now judiciously being done in accredited outpatient facilities. The term outpatient is changing from Medicare’s original definition of a patient staying in the hospital less than 24 hours, to a patient being discharged home within hours of surgery. Objective: Previous reports on outpatient abdominoplasties are limited due to their small cohorts and do not distinguish between different types of body contouring procedures. These reports also include patients that were kept overnight. Our objective is to review only full abdominoplasties done in an outpatient facility with the patient discharged home … Continue reading  

Fat Grafting

The History of Fat Grafting Fat grafting has been part of the plastic surgeon’s armamentarium for more than 100 years.  There are historical records of fat grafting going back quite a long ways.  However, only recently have significant advances been made in fat grafting such that the fat grafts are reliable now and in the past year or two so that amazing transitions have occurred.  When most people think of fat grafting they think of various movie actresses getting lips plumped up that look very very large.  This is what  happened in the 1980’s and early 1990’s when fat was … Continue reading  

Skin Repair

Fractional CO2 Skin Repair It’s no secret that as we grow older, time takes its toll. Suddenly you start noticing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging, all of which can make you look tired, sad and older than you feel on the inside. While aging brings wisdom, there is no reason to look older than you feel. You want to face the world with a confident, refreshed and youthful look. In the past, the role of sun exposure in aging was underestimated. The old sunscreens only protected against the burning rays (UVB), letting the aging/cancer rays (UVA) cause premature wrinkles, poor … Continue reading  

Nipple Reduction

Nipple Reduction Surgery Techniques Nipple Reduction surgeries are often considered for those women with large or overly prominent nipples and are often performed in conjunction with breast augmentations and mastopexies, which can alter the aesthetic proportionality between the nipple, areola, and breast. Several techniques exist to correct nipple hypertrophy, yet the majority of the procedures traditionally used can result in scarring of the nipple, decreased nipple sensation, disruption of the innervating intercostal nerves or blockage of the 16 to 24 lactiferous ducts housed in the central portion of the nipple. The use of flaps and excision and resection in the … Continue reading  

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